Journal article

AIDS and heart disease: is cardiac surgery justified?

Manish Agaskar, Nitin Ghorpade, Eugene Athan, Morteza Mohajeri

Heart Lung Circ | Published : 2003


A compromised immune system, limited survival and increased risk to the anaesthetic and surgical team of acquiring HIV infection have been the major concerns in offering cardiac surgery to patients with AIDS. The current report presents a patient with AIDS who underwent successful, uncomplicated coronary artery surgery. He remains free of ischaemic and any infective symptoms 12 months postoperatively.

University of Melbourne Researchers